Autotech Council's Annual Science Fair is a once-a-year opportunity for any technology company to introduce their innovations to strategy, R&D, scouting, and partnership executives from across the mobility industry. Every year, 100s of participants share dozens of technologies and thousands of ideas at our Annual Science Fair.
Silicon Valley, California, October 18 2021/Meeting Recap/ Autotech Council’s 2021 Science Fair was last week, and not only a fantastic display of cutting edge mobility technologies but also a celebration of colleagues getting together again after 18 months of remote work.
With over 30 exhibits spread across inside tables, startup stands, online exhibits, and parking lot demos, this year’s Science Fair covered everything from HMI, safety, and CV2x to lighting, testing, and car sharing – plus so much in between. From the buzz of conversations, sirens of pedestrian warning systems from one of the live demos, and the infectious enthusiasm of the San Jose State students showing off their vehicles in the parking lot our 6th Annual Science Fair was a vibrant affair.
Of course, good exhibits and interesting technology leads to meetings, which is where our MatchMaker Meeting Service shines. Those who participated benefitted from a series of highly focused business discussions, sharing the 100 onsite and 300 online 15-minute meeting slots available on Thursday at the Fair and online on the Friday following the Fair. As Autotech Council members and Science Fair exhibitors take these introductions to the next step, we wish you all speedy follow-up and fruitful dialogue – let us know how they go.
Western Digital did an amazing job hosting this year, even with COVID precautions. Our 3 sponsors also set the bar very high. RealityAI had an amazing safety demo. CS Canada took more MatchMaker meetings than any other company. Yazaki Innovations brought culture to their table with traditional Haori shirts.
These and other projects, including the FormulaE race car from SJSU and the car-sized drone from MightyFly in the parking lot, are captured in photos you can browse here.
And its never too early to start planning for next year's Science Fair. What will you demo in 2022?